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Centennial Middle School

Last modified: August 1, 2022

Introduction to Chinese

Course Description/Overview/Welcome Statement

Welcome to Introduction to Chinese! I am looking forward to a great semester with you. Throughout this course, we will study Chinese language and the Chinese culture. My hope is that we can have fun exploring the Chinese language and culture together.

Learning Expectations

We have a lot of materials to cover in just one semester. Your daily attendance and participation is essential. In addition, I expect each student to display the characteristics of personal responsibility, respect, integrity, discipline, and engagement. In return for you attentiveness during class, I will do my part to make the course interesting and relevant to your lives. By the end of this course you should achieve a novice-mid level of proficiency (ACTEL Proficiency Guidelines), which means that you will be able to communicate with words and learned phrases, ask and answer basic questions about greetings, days of the week, months of the year, weather, basic information about yourself, likes and dislikes, descriptions, school subjects and food.

Assessment of Progress

In-Class Activity 55%: Class participation is essential, and it includes daily in class activities.

Quizzes/Tests 20%: We will have quizzes, projects and/or unit tests periodically. Midterm and Final tests will be given to evaluate students’ progress in this course as well.

Assignments 25%: Assignments will be assigned each day and will be due the following class period for correction in class and/or collection by teacher. If you don’t finish an assignment in class, I expect you finish it at home. I expect that ALL assignments will be your own work.

Course Materials

You need a 3-ring binder and a notebook to keep your Chinese notes, handouts, and assignments. Bring your Chinese 3-ring binder to class everyday. It is your textbook and will help you succeed in this class.

Classroom Procedures


Late Work Policy: I do not accept any late work.

Attendance: We will follow Centennial’s attendance policy (see student handbook for details). In our class, being “on time” means being in the classroom when the bell rings.

Absent Work: If you are absent, you will be required to turn in the work (assignments, projects & tests) that was due that day on the day you return. If you miss a day of class, you are responsible to look up the blog and review what you missed, and complete the assignments for that day. Assignments are due the day you return to class.

Extra Credit: I do not offer extra credit.

Electronic Devices: Read the policy listed in your student handbook. I will follow this “no tolerance” policy.